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I bought these lace up 'trainers' (not sure I'd call them trainers really) in New Look last summer. I had some baby free shopping time, and since the weather was nice I went a bit overboard with buying myself summer clothes which i would only get to wear for another few weeks.
I saw these canvas shoes in a lovely light pink colour, and thought they'd go well with my new shorts and skirt. The rubbery bit at the end, and the laces and sole are white. This does mean that they seem to show up the dirt quite badly, so these aren't really the shoes to wear if you're going somewhere where there might be a lot of dirt on the ground! That said though, I imagine they wash fairly well. I've not actually needed to as I haven't worn them a great deal.
When I have worn these shoes I've found them very comfortable, and easy to slip on and off which is great for a summer's day. These would be great to take on holiday as would go well with lots of outfits and be suitable for the beach as long as you weren't planning to get them too wet. Although I haven't worn them a great deal I can tell that they won't be very long lasting as I can already see the wear on the bottom of them. However, they are the sort of shoes that you might get for one summer, then get a new pair the next if you have worn them a lot. I will probably get quite a few summers out of them, but this is with occasional use.
I believe that they cost me £10 which is a reasonable price for what they are, Mine are size 6 (as obviously that is the size of my feet), but they do them in a range of sizes - and colours!
I recently purchased these shoes in navy blue, and I absolutely adored them, I wore them all the time as they matched almost every outfit I had, and were perfect for the casual look that I wear to college.
5 months down the line, so yes quite a while but come on, shoes should last longer than that right? the bottom of the soles began to tear, and now the shoes have a decent sized hole at the bottom of them, I tried to wear them as they are my favourite pair of shoes, but my feet get wet and soggy, I have stones in them, and it's not nice.
Previous to this, the material and the rubber on the top of the shoe was starting to come off, nothing serious but this happened shortly after buying them.
Overall, the shoes were lovely, and I don't know if I was a rare case or not, but just be forewarned when you buy these shoes.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Lace up pumps from New Look, they are not trainers and are made of canvas fabric.
I like the classic design of these shoes and think they look good. There are several colours to pick from and I have a pair in the pink ones that Dooyoo have got in their photograph and also an orange pair that I bought last year. The laces in all of them are white and so is the trim that goes around the sole and up over the toe of the show.
I think these are very comfortable and I like that because I am on my feet a lot with my job and I run around after my children a lot also. They were comfortable as soon as I put them on when I bought them and did not cause me to have sore feet or blisters even though when I bought my pink ones I went straight on a very long walk with my husband. The sole under my feet is very soft but the insole came away from the bottom of the shoe quickly on both of my pairs so I had to buy new ones, I think that is because I don't wear socks with this style of shoe so the heat of my feet pulled the sole off. I like that I can lace them up tight and they stay on my feet without moving up and down as I walk, that is important because I am a half size in shoes but New Look sell only full sizes so I have to go up a half size. They support my feet good and it doesn't matter if I am standing around for a long time or walking with my family.
These pumps last for a very long time and I am happy for that. I thought that because they are made of material they would look dirty quickly but this has not happened and if I do get them dirty they are very easy to clean in the sink with a nail brush and a little bit of washing up liquid. The white rubber does not get as dirty as you would think either and when it does it needs only to be wiped over with a cloth because the marks do not stain the rubber. The pair I bought last year is still in very good condition and my pink ones still look new.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy that I bought these shoes because they are good for in the summer when I don't want to wear socks. The shoes feel very cool on my feet even when they are laced up tightly so that is another reason why I like to wear them in the summer. I do not think they would be very good in the wet weather because they are not water proof and I found this out the hardest way when I splashed through a puddle by accident and my feet got all wet straight away. I noticed last year that the orange ones stained my toes when they got wet and that was not something I was very happy about but these shoes are made for dry weather so that was my fault for going out in the rain.
These pumps cost £9.99 from New Look and you can buy them from their website also. The sizing is correct and my shoes are in the same size that I would buy from anywhere else if there were no half sizes available. I am going to buy another pair when I go shopping tomorrow before they stop selling them ready to put all their winter shoes on display because I think they are a bargain.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Review of New Look Lace up Trainers
I am not really fond of trainers at all. I tend to wear walking boots or Doc Marten type boots in the winter and Crocs or gladiator sandals in the summer months, frankly I have very little need for trainers or similar footwear.
I recently took a temporary, part time job as a Social Support officer. My job entails visiting vulnerable clients in their homes to assess how best they can be supported, giving practical advice and devising coping strategies with them. Obviously, the job is not a suit and stiletto role nor is it a jeans and hoody situation. After a discrete look at my new colleague's choices of garments and footwear, I soon realised that perhaps my usual hippy-esque style needed to be toned down a tad, especially in the footwear department!
This realisation precluded my purchase of these cheap shoes!
I chose my shoes in a universal but boring grey colour, I reasoned that this would blend in with virtually any other shade I happened to wear. I believe I paid in the region of £10 for my shoes, which compared to the prices in other retail outlets in my area, this is a crashing bargain in my opinion.
These shoes are described by New Look as 'trainers' however in my opinion they are not really trainers at all. Actually, I find them reminiscent of the dreaded plimsolls I wore in my school days, many moons ago. These shoes have given me no problems whatsoever, no blisters, no rubbed toes and they are a good fit too. The fit is something I sometimes struggle with when buying cheap footwear as I have a fairly wide foot at the toe end, in conjunction with a narrow heel, just to be awkward!
These simple canvas shoes are easy care, they have a rubbery toe cap and welt around the body of the shoe which is white, this can of course get grubby but I have found a quick wipe with warm soapy water soon cleans and revives this. The shoes are light-weight and practical having a flexible, fairly thick, non-slip sole. I drive between jobs and feel the sole is just about acceptable for driving, any thicker and I would have concerns. I have found the shoes comfortable and hard-wearing considering their low price.
As the picture shows, these shoes are fastened by means of laces, these are white in colour and quite thick, the laces tie easily and the fabric grips well, I have had no issues with them coming undone. There are 6pairs of eyelets and these have shown little sign of wear, even though the shoes have been worn regularly.
New Look stock these shoes in a range of colours from bright primary shades through to practical black or grey. They are also available in patterned and sparkly fabrics but these are a little dearer. Sizes on offer are from adult size 3 to 9.
==My Thoughts and Conclusion==
All in all I feel these shoes are well worth considering if you require a cheap and cheerful casual shoe that is lighter than a boot or trainer, yet sturdier than flip flops or sandals.
To be brutally honest, I find these shoes lacking in style and rather boring, but really that is just my taste. I suppose you could jazz them up a bit with coloured laces if you wanted to.
I have worn my New Look shoes mainly with trousers and I have found them ideal with these. I would say these shoes would team up very well with shorts too, although I have neither the legs nor the youth to get away with them any longer! I do not think the shoes are suitable for wearing with skirts or dresses, but it is of course a question of personal taste.
In fairness to the shoes, they are well made, seem durable; they are easy care, comfortable and above all cheap!
As a lightweight casual shoe, these are pretty good, true they are not really my 'cup of tea' but they have served me well and are definitely suitable for the purpose I bought them.
I certainly wouldn't have wanted to pay much more than a meagre tenner for these shoes, but this was £10 well spent in my view!
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 August 2013
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name.
I am not usually a lover of trainers as I find my feet get too hot in them but I needed a pair to go on holiday as I knew I would be doing a lot of walking and my summer sandals just wouldn't be suitable. I bought these from my local New Look for £9.99 which I think is a good price.
Although they are called lace up trainers they are nowhere near as thick as normal trainers as they are made of canvas and are very light. I chose the red ones shown in the picture as I thought they were jazzy and bright. They have a white rubber toe and a white rubber sole with a thin red line through it. There are six eyelets and a white lace which is quite wide and which stands out against the red background. They also come in other colours and from sizes 3-9. There is also a gold sparkly pair but they are a bit more expensive at £12.99.
I bought mine in a size 5 and they are very comfortable and are wide enough so I can wear socks underneath them without them feeling too tight. Even from the first time I wore them they have never rubbed my feet. They do feel very light due to being made out of canvas material and I feel as though my feet can breathe through them.
I first wore these on holiday and did a few quite long walks and have worn them a lot since. Some of the walks I did were on quite uneven ground but the sole on these trainers was thick enough to feel comfortable. I sometimes wear them for work as I have to dress casually and they look great with my jeans. I would say that these would not look so good with a skirt (unless you are young) but are perfect to wear with shorts or jeans. They are quite timeless and I think are suitable for all ages.
The white sole and toe have gone a bit marked now but I think this is normal and I think that they look nicely worn in now. They are showing no other wear and have kept their shape really well. I have washed similar pumps in the washing machine in the past so would try it with these if they got too grubby.
I would recommend these lace up trainers as they are lightweight but hard wearing and I think would be a very versatile addition to your wardrobe.
I don't often wear trainer style shoes but decided to buy a new pair this summer to take my son out in the local woods and play parks. I found that my other summer shoes were too open to be practical (twigs and bark would make their way in to them too frequently) but the trainers that I had were am little too worn and scruffy.
I opted for a pair of these trainer style shoes from New Look for a number of reasons. First and foremost it was price. At £9.99 they were very affordable and I was happy to pay this for a pair of shoes that I may not wear too much. Secondly, they were lightweight and ideal for summer - they are made of a canvas material so are very light. They also looked quite fashionable (similar to converse in looks) and comfortable, had a sturdy rubber sole which is ideal for walking in and were available in a range of colours and styles. I chose them in a cream colour with a white rubber toe cap and a white rim round the sole with red and blue stripes.
The shoes are lace up and are laced so that the bottom of the laces tuck in rather than tie up (although obviously you can re-lace these if this is your preference). On my feet, they feet comfortable and light - not heavy and not too 'closed in' in that they would make my feet hot and sweaty. They are a good fit in my regular size and are wide but not too wide that they gape at all. I do find that the rubber toe cap can rub a little on the tops of my toes so that is my one slight niggle with the style.
I have worn these numerous times over the summer to take my son out and about and they have been great for the job. The sole is thick and supportive so copes with bumpy terrain well. The shoes have not rubbed around the feet at all (just at the toes as previously mentioned) and were instantly comfortable without needing to be worn in. They did become quite grubby quickly (by the nature of the colour I knew this would be the case!) but they washed up well in my washing machine without the canvas feeling hard like I thought it might. Overall, these are a good pair of lightweight trainer style shoes for a decent price.
I bought my pair from new look online a couple of months ago and here is how I found them.
I have navy blue ones with large white dots on them with white laces. I am not really someone who wears anything but heels and fancy ballet flat, but needing something a little more sturdy I picked these. People often comment how cute they are and think they are a more premium brand. I wear them with the maces tucked in but if you tie yours these are nice are long.
The navy colour doesn't show dirt and any white area of the shoe is very easy to wipe clean.
I am very heavy footed so normally after ten to twenty wears of a flat shoe I need to consider buying another pair but the rubber soles on these seem to absorb that and they are holding up. The canvas is also of good quality and stitched well there is no sign of this coming apart.
These can not be used to work miles in, we must remember that these are still a fashion shoes, but on dress down Fridays I am happy in them all day. Just make sure you wear socks the first time I took them shopping I didn't and suffered a terrible blister. This was my own fault though and not an issue with the shoe.
I am a size five and they fit perfectly.
I purchased these for £9.99 online, which I feel is a great price for the use I have had so far.
These one in a number of different colours and are if the kind of quality I have one to expect from new look. Definitely recommend.
I may be female but I'm not a shoe person. I wear them because I need to and don't process lots of pairs, I own trainers, sandals, boots and black smart shoes. My last trainers were the keep fit type ones which exercise you as you walk and one day I discovered they had a hole in them after walking out in the rain. I ventured to my nearest small town to replace them but with only a Clarks or New look that stocked anything of use to me I opted for these canvas trainers from New look at a bargain price of £9.99.
They were in a variety of colours such as pink, blue and I choose the black ones all with thick white laces. I like how the laces are quite wide and seems to make fastening them easier and less fiddly.
I started to wear them that afternoon and at first that felt quite solid to walk on but this is possibly due to my previous comfy trainers that made me feel like I was bouncing when wearing them lol. It took me a few days before they started to feel comfy for my feet but still continued to feel too hard making them less comfy. The base of these are solid rubber which continues around the edge of the shoe and also covers the top cap area.
These are not too waterproof as the rain will start to seep through them if get too wet.
I purchased these in early January this year and I have literally worn them every single day since so they have walked many miles. This last week the edging rubber part has started to split on both shoes so will need replacing soon. For a person that may only wear them once or twice a week these would last well over a year. To be fair I am surprised for the price they have lasted nearly 6 months already in my case.
These would make perfect beach day shoes.
I would recommend these for the price.
I've been wanting a new pair of trainers for a while, but as there was nothing really wrong with the pair I had, except for having a far too holey top section which leaked badly in the rain, I kept talking myself out of it - I tend to only have one pair of each type of shoes at one time. But then I went shopping with my partner, and after he bought some new trainers, I decided I might as well too.
After we'd looked in a sports shop for his trainers and they hadn't any women's trainers on sale, I knew where I wanted to try - New Look. Last summer I had seen they had a large range of essentially imitation Converse trainers, which was the style I wanted. Luckily for me it seems this may be a standard range and they still had a large selection this spring.
I chose the purple ones, as purple is my favourite colour and it's a bit more interesting than black or blue. My ideal shoe size tends to be 6 1/2, but most places don't do half sizes, and New Look is one of them, or at least they don't do half sizes in this range. I tried on a size 6 to start with, always hoping I can get away with the smaller size. I found the trainers really difficult to get into in the shop, but I attributed that to the fact they were quite tightly laced for display. Once I managed to get into them, while my partner was commenting that maybe I should try the larger size, I was pleased to find they fit well, without my toes being squished.
At only £9.99, I was delighted with my purchase, and put the trainers on as soon as I could. They immediately made me feel much cooler than my somewhat sporty Reeboks had - it's amazing what a different pair of trainers can do to how you feel about your image. The New Look trainers are purple canvas, with white laces, a white rubber shell over the toe, and a thick white rubber base around the sole with a purple line though it. The chatty lady who served me in the shop told me that lots of people have told her these are more comfortable than Converse trainers.
I've never owned Converse trainers, so I can't compare, although I know my partner finds his Cons quite uncomfortable. However from the first wear, I found these New Look trainers to be very comfortable. I've never had any hint that they might be rubbing against the backs of my ankles, which I had slightly expected as I often get that with new shoes. The fit of the trainers is pretty much perfect, with a bit of space around my toes, and the width is just right.
I wore the trainers while sightseeing in Liverpool while we were there recently, and they remained comfortable all day, which is no mean feat when you're strolling slowly around museums and the like - sore feet are almost inevitable in those situations. The sole is comfortable firm, and provides plenty of cushioning if you stand on a stone.
I find that my feet don't overheat in the New Look trainers, which is definitely a plus point. I've yet to try them in real summer heat, but I don't think they'll make my feet uncomfortably hot. On the other hand, I don't get cold feet in them - another problem I had with my Reeboks, whose leaky top also let in way too much cold air in winter. They also do a better job of keeping my feet dry, although being canvas trainers, they're never going to be totally waterproof.
Aside from the comfort factor, I just really like how the trainers make me feel. As I mentioned, they make me feel cooler, and I think they suit my casual jeans and t-shirt style. They also look slightly smarter than sporty style trainers, so I'll feel less shabby when I wear them to go out for tea with my parents next week when I visit them.
I'm quite rough on shoes and go through a couple of pairs a year at least (hence why I don't like to spend much on footwear) but trainers tend to last me a bit longer. I haven't had these New Look trainers for that long, but so far they're showing signs of wearing well. I suspect the thick soles will last longer than the canvas upper, but I normally wreck the uppers of trainers by jamming my feet in them without properly untying them, and I can't really do that with these ones, as the upper is less rigid and just folds under my foot. So this will probably help me keep them in a good state for longer. The white toe is of course already a bit grubby looking, but that's to be expected, and it is easy to clean with a damp cloth.
All in all, I'm absolutely delighted with my trainers from New Look and I hope they keep this range as standard so I can buy more when these ones do need replaced - or maybe I'll go against my one-pair-of-each-shoe-type policy and live dangerously by buying a second pair. Highly recommended.